25% salary hike announced for healthcare staff on COVID duty across Lucknow & other UP districts!
Issuing an official statement, the Uttar Pradesh government has declared a 25% salary hike for doctors and nursing staff deployed in COVID wards of hospitals across the state. Additionally, reports state that sanitation workers and other frontline warriors will also be offered extra compensations for their services in these crucial times. This move by the state administration is preceded by an unprecedented jump in COVID infections, which has increased the burden on the medical infrastructure.
Students of medical & nursing courses to be roped in for COVID services
Informing about the latest intervention, a tweet by the CM Office account, affirmed that the honorariums have been increased to motivate professionals for their continuous efforts. After a year of battle against the pandemic, the second COVID wave has stretched the works of the medical fraternity beyond its limits.
At some places, doctors have been away from their families for weeks, guaranteeing regular care and attention to the COVID patients. In view of their relentless efforts, this appraisal comes at the right instance. As per reports, the additional amount will be provided for the isolation period as well, which succeeds duty in the COVID ward.
In a bid to expand the pool of healthcare professionals in the state, the administrative establishment is also trying to rope in final-year students from medical and paramedical courses. In addition to this, a list of retired nurses and doctors, experienced professionals and ex-servicemen, is also being prepared, who will supplement the fight against COVID in emergency situations. As per reports, the government has also stated that special emoluments will be given to such hired individuals.